Local Leads: 10/19/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
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Local Leads: DCPS Students Get 3rd Meal

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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

WOMAN THOUGHT DEAD, DIES
Washington Post: "An 89-year-old Maryland woman died over the weekend after a bizarre and grisly series of events in which she was presumed to have died in her house -- until someone sent to collect her body realized she was alive.  According to accounts from a neighbor and authorities, police had found the woman, identified as Ruth Johnson, on a floor in her home in the Severna Park area of Anne Arundel County on Oct. 1, after neighbors became concerned for her welfare."

MORE FRUIT
The Examiner: "Two D.C. council members want corner stores to start slinging fruits and vegetables in the city's poorest neighborhoods, and they're willing to provide subsidies as part of the District's battle against bulging waistlines." 

NAME THAT SCHOOL
Insidenova.com: "A new elementary school is coming to the Linton Hall area and it needs a name. The Prince William County School Board is now accepting suggestions for a name for the school under construction at 8301 Linton Hall Road in Bristow. The school, temporarily called Linton Hall Road elementary school, is set to open in September 2011."

THIRD MEAL AT DCPS
Washington Post: " D.C. public schools have started serving an early dinner to an estimated 10,000 students, many of whom are now receiving three meals a day from the system as it expand efforts to curb childhood hunger and poor nutrtition."
 

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